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Man Hacks Wife to Death, Surrenders to Police

Police in Kiboga District are holding a 43-year-old man for allegedly killing his wife following a fight in their home.
Wamala Region Police Spokesperson, Ms Rachel Kawala
A 43-year-old man in Kiboga District has been arrested and detained for allegedly killing his wife in a domestic brawl.   

It is alleged that Ibra Byayo, a resident of Kiwanguzi Village in Kiboga Town Council killed his 47-year-old wife Ruth Nakigudde on May 24 this year and shortly after the said act, he reported himself to the Police.   

Wamala Region Police Spokesperson, Racheal Kawala confirmed the incident saying that the police force have arrested Byayo pending investigations into a murder case.   

She said that the suspect is currently detained at Kiboga Central Police Station while the deceased’s body was been conveyed to Kiboga hospital pending a postmortem.  

The Police preliminary findings show that on the morning of May 24, Byayo picked a quarrel with his wife which resulted into assaulting her severely with an axe.   Kawala said that upon realizing the extent of his action, the suspect reported himself to the police leading to his arrest.  

According to the Police, Nakigudde died as she was being rushed to Kiboga hospital.  

Kawala said that the police detectives have visited the scene of the crime and documented and that exhibits of a hammer and axe used in the crime have been recovered. 

Wamala region was named in the 2021 annual crime report of the Police with the least cases domestic violence at only 83.  

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